Link to Pubmed [PMID] – 29074071
Link to DOI – S0021-9673(17)31530-310.1016/j.chroma.2017.10.043
J Chromatogr A 2017 Dec; 1526(): 1-12
Typical mass spectrometry (MS) based untargeted metabolomics protocols are tedious as well as time- and sample-consuming. In particular, they often rely on “full-scan-only” analyses using liquid chromatography (LC) coupled to high resolution mass spectrometry (HRMS) from which metabolites of interest are first highlighted, and then tentatively identified by using targeted MS/MS experiments. However, this situation is evolving with the emergence of integrated HRMS based-data acquisition protocols able to perform multi-event acquisitions. Most of these protocols, referring to as data dependent and data independent acquisition (DDA and DIA, respectively), have been initially developed for proteomic applications and have recently demonstrated their applicability to biomedical studies. In this context, the aim of this article is to take stock of the progress made in the field of DDA- and DIA-based protocols, and evaluate their ability to change conventional metabolomic and lipidomic data acquisition workflows, through a review of HRMS instrumentation, DDA and DIA workflows, and also associated informatics tools.